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1961 Olympia SM7 Serial # 1870892 1961 Olympia SM7 typewriter, Serial # 1870892 Sebastian Kleinschmidt's 1961 Olympia SM7 typewriter. 2021-07-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sebastian Kleinschmidt: 1961 Olympia SM7 Serial # 1870892 I bought this gorgeous SM7 from 1961 (serial number 1870892) for just 11 Euros on the first flea market I visited after Covid restrictions were lifted so much that flea markets could take place here in my region. It was a cloudy Sunday (11th July 2021) and this was the only typewriter there besides a pretty destroyed Torpedo 6. I spotted the box nearly through our first round through the flea market and had to check it out. It was really clean already and functioned well, so my girlfriend encouraged me to get it and even got me a bargain.

It is in a really amazing condition. It must have been used a wee bit at the beginning, which is indicated through the Tipp-Ex leftovers on the platen and behind the transparent plexiglass line finder scales (which I couldn't get rid off 100%) but then it must have been stored away. Everything works except for the Tab, which is pretty sluggish. I assume that the tab brake system is just old and has undergone material fatigue. I really don't mind and won't do anything about it as I usually don't use the Tab. What I adjusted is the carriage shift. These are always so heavy on the SM series (a reason why I didn't like Olympias at first) and after posting about it on the Facebook group I got infos on how to adjust it. Now it's nearly as light as a segment shift. :)

What I hadn't really noticed before buying it: it has a special typeface: Olympia No 84 or Congress-Elite. So yeah, another Win!

1961 Olympia SM7 #1870892

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)
Created: 07-14-2021 at 12:51AM
Last Edit: 07-14-2021 at 02:48AM


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I bought this gorgeous SM7 from 1961 (serial number 1870892) for just 11 Euros on the first flea market I visited after Covid restrictions were lifted so much that flea markets could take place here in my region. It was a cloudy Sunday (11th July 2021) and this was the only typewriter there besides a pretty destroyed Torpedo 6. I spotted the box nearly through our first round through the flea market and had to check it out. It was really clean already and functioned well, so my girlfriend encouraged me to get it and even got me a bargain.

It is in a really amazing condition. It must have been used a wee bit at the beginning, which is indicated through the Tipp-Ex leftovers on the platen and behind the transparent plexiglass line finder scales (which I couldn't get rid off 100%) but then it must have been stored away. Everything works except for the Tab, which is pretty sluggish. I assume that the tab brake system is just old and has undergone material fatigue. I really don't mind and won't do anything about it as I usually don't use the Tab. What I adjusted is the carriage shift. These are always so heavy on the SM series (a reason why I didn't like Olympias at first) and after posting about it on the Facebook group I got infos on how to adjust it. Now it's nearly as light as a segment shift. :)

What I hadn't really noticed before buying it: it has a special typeface: Olympia No 84 or Congress-Elite. So yeah, another Win!

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Olympia SM7 front
Olympia SM7 front

Olympia SM7 front from an angle
Olympia SM7 front from an angle

Olympia SM7 left side
Olympia SM7 left side

Olympia SM7 right side
Olympia SM7 right side

Olympia SM7 back
Olympia SM7 back

Olympia SM7 keys
Olympia SM7 keys

Olympia SM7 bottom
Olympia SM7 bottom

Olympia SM7 without ribbon cover
Olympia SM7 without ribbon cover

Olympia SM7 type slugs
Olympia SM7 type slugs

Olympia SM7 serial number
Olympia SM7 serial number

Olympia SM7 case
Olympia SM7 case

Hunter: Sebastian Kleinschmidt (SebastianKleinschmidt)

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I'm a new (started in May 2020) typewriter collector from Germany and interested in various kinds of brands and types from pre- and post-WW2, particularly focusing on Seidel & Naumann (Ideal & Erika), Triumph-Adler and Smith-Corona U(my favourite brand!), although I own some other brands and am looking at some others (Voss, Royal, Remington). I particularly like portables, my favourite pre-WW2 typewriter being the Erika 5 and my favourite post-WW2 typewriter being my Smith-Corona Silent-Super.



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